NBA Free Agency Review: Biggest Signings

NBA Free Agency

NBA Free Agency is well underway and there have already been some big signings across the league. Today we are going to be looking at some of the biggest deals so far, and how it affects teams, players, and the entire league. There will be more posts in the upcoming days with some of the smaller deals that have been completed. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my facebook page here.

Brooklyn Nets: Kevin Durant

The team that made the biggest splash in the 2019 NBA Free Agency season was the Brooklyn Nets. First, the Nets signed Kevin Durant to a 4 year, $164 million contract. KD will miss the entire 2019-2020 season unless he makes a shockingly fast recovery, but when he returns, he will play with Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan. The Nets will be a strong team net year just with Irving signing, but when Durant returns they will likely be favorites to win the championship. The one thing about this deal is that Irving and Durant are known to often have issues with team chemistry. Durant has also previously said that he wants to be the star player on a championship team, but with Irving being the Nets player next year, will Nets fans care about him more than KD by the time Durant returns from injury?

Brooklyn Nets: Kyrie Irving

Irving also agreed to a 4 year deal with the Nets, his contract being worth $141 million. He will be the teams leader next season with KD out. The Nets will be a superteam for as long as Durant and Irving get along. If anything from their past stays the same, they will have trouble playing together. But they may be able to work together better now.

Golden State Warriors: D’Angelo Russell (Sign and Trade from Brooklyn Nets)

Russell was content on signing a ma contract with the Nets, previously stating that he wanted to be “a Net for life”. But the Nets never offered him the contract, perhaps waiting to see if they signed Kyrie Irving. The Nets did give Russell the contract in the form of a sign and trade, however. They signed Russell to 4 year, $117 million max deal, and traded him to the Warriors for a future protected first rounder.

The Warriors will need a guard next year with Klay Thompson being out for the season next year with an ACL injury. Russell is a point guard, but he will likely start at one of the guard positions and also get minutes at point when Steph Curry is on the bench. There have also been rumors about Russell getting traded again for more players for the Warriors, but I think it would make more sense if they held onto him at least until Klay Thompson is healthy again.

Boston Celtics: Kemba Walker

The Celtics needed a replacement for Kyrie Irving, and they got a pretty good one. Walker is probably the best point guard on the market besides Kyrie. He received a 4 year, $141 million contract from Boston. Walker has played on an average at best Hornets team his whole career. Also playing in a small market, Walker has rarely been on the national TV spotlight. Now, he has the chance to lead a contending team with Jayson Tatum, Jalen Brown, and Gordon Hayward. Kemba scored 25 points a game and had 6 assists per game last year, and if he plays as well as he has to start his career, he could lead the Celtics deep in the playoffs.

Philadelphia 76ers: Al Horford

The former Celtics big man opted out of $30 million in the final year of his contract to become a free agent. He then received a 4 year, $109 million deal from Philly. His role on this team will be interesting. Will he play when Joel Embid sits? Embid is injury prone and has never played big minutes despite being a star player. Or will the 76ers start a giant lineup with Horford and Embid both on the floor at once? Either way, Horford will be a great contributor to the 76ers.

Philadelphia 76ers: Tobias Harris

Tobias Harris used to be a Detroit Piston, and I always thought he was a good player, but I would have never imagined that he would get a max contract. He got a 5 year, $180 million deal. Harris is a great perimeter player who has averaged around 20 points a game in the last couple of seasons. I don’t see why he got this deal unless the 76ers really wanted to keep him.

Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler

Butler now seems content on getting the 8 seed in the playoffs and getting bounced in the 1st round every year so that he can live in a warm city and party hard. This team has no one but Butler. The Heat traded Hassan Whiteside and seem ready to rebuild around solely Butler. Goran Dragic and Dian Waiters are the Heats next best players, and I believe Butler will become one of the leagues best individual players on a mediocre team.

Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton

The Bucks are already starting to secure their star players and preparing for 2 summers from now when Giannis Antetokunmpo will potentially be able to sign the largest contract in NBA history in the 2021 NBA Free Agency season. Middleton is the Bucks 2nd best player, and the Bucks have now secured all the key pieces from last season and will be able to contend for a spot in the NBA Finals. The Bucks locked Middleton up for 5 years for $178 million.

Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis

The Mavericks acquired Porzingis this winter, but an injury kept him out the rest of the year. He has not played a game for the team yet but the Mavericks still offered him a 5 year, $158 million max deal. He will pair with Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr. This team may not be a powerhouse favorite, but they could be an interesting team to watch in upcoming years.

Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson

Thompson was reportedly ready to meet with other teams like the Lakers and Clippers if the Warriors did not offer him a max contract, but the Warriors did not hesitate. Thompson signed a 5 year, $190 million deal. He will still be with Steph Curry when he returns from a terrible ACL injury, but the Warriors will not be a powerhouse team that they were with Kevin Durant. This team will still be good with Draymond Green, Curry, and Thompson, but they are no longer going to be the favorite to win a title every year.

Los Angeles Clippers: Kawhi Leonard

The Clippers were able to land Leonard on a 4 year, $140 million contract, one of the crown jewels of the 2019 NBA Free Agency season. Kawhi also was able to recruit another big star to the Clippers (even though he wasn’t a free agent). The Clippers and Leonard also convinced Paul George to request a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Kawhi possibly was only willing to join the Clippers because he knew they were going to trade for another star. Kawhi and PG will join Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley on the Clippers.

Thank you for reading my article about all of the big free agency signings so far. Once again, make sure to look for my posts in the upcoming days with some of the smaller signings.

Pelicans-Lakers NBA Trade Review and Grades!

NBA Trade Lakers-Pelicans

The offseason/NBA trade season has started off with a bang. The Los Angeles Lakers traded for star Power Forward Anthony Davis. The Lakers gave the Pelicans a lot of young talent in return. Today we will be reviewing the trade and I will grade both teams on their acquisitions. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here.

Trade Details

The Lakers have been interested in acquiring Anthony Davis since it became public that he wanted to leave the Pelicans in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline. No deal was worked out during the season, and Davis finished the season with New Orleans.

The trade was made public on the afternoon of June 15th and first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The trade is not actually expected to be completed until July 6th. The Lakers acquired Davis, and in return game up Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and 3 future first round draft pick, including the 4th pick in Thursdays NBA Draft. The trade is a win for both teams. The Lakers get a star player to pair with LeBron that can help attract free agent talent towards them, and the Pelicans now have tons of young talent and are stocked on draft picks for years to come.

Lakers NBA Trade Grade: C

The Lakers are investing all of their resources into winning as soon as possible. They now have LeBron, AD, and Kyle Kuzma as their top 3 players. But they now have almost no one else on their roster. They only have 5 players! Another problem I have with this trade is the timing of it. I get that the Lakers wanted to complete this deal to make sure that another team could not make a better offer and get Davis, but I think this deal was still rushed too much.

If the Lakers had waited to complete this deal on July 30, they would have had $32.5 million in cap space, which is enough to sign someone to a max free agent deal. Instead, they will not be able to offer anyone a max free agent contract. I think the Lakers accomplished what they wanted to do with this trade and didn’t give up anything they didn’t want to, but they could have a better situation if this was rushed so much. One player I think the Lakers should aggressively pursue is Kemba Walker. Signing him in free agency would give this team 3-star players, but he would have to take a pay cut and not a max deal.

Pelicans NBA Trade Grade: B+

David Griffin has acquired his franchise a boatload of young players and stocked his team up for the future with draft picks. Remember, this team took Zion Williamson with the #1 pick in the NBA Draft. The Pelicans then traded the 4th pick in the draft to the Hawks for the 8th pick, 17th pick, and 35th pick. The Pelicans took Jaxson Hayes at 8, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker at 17. I love this trade because the Pelicans have young players that will be good for years to come and that they can also trade for older star talent.

This was my review of the first big NBA trade of the offseason. If you enjoyed this post, stay tuned for more posts about NBA trades in the future. Comment below who you think won this trade.

Why XP is More Important than ever in MLB The Show 19

MLB The Show 19 XP

Welcome back to another post about MLB The Show 19. Today we are going to be talking about why XP is more important in this year’s game. If you want to stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here. You can read my other MLB The Show 19 posts here.

MLB The Show 19 XP Basics

XP stands for Experience Points, which you can earn from doing missions, collections, or playing games. Every so often you earn enough XP to level up. In MLB The Show 19 there are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond levels. There are 100 levels before you go to the next tier. So after Bronze 100, you go to Silver, after Silver 100 you go to Gold, and so on.

More About MLB The Show 19 XP

Previously in MLB The Show, XP was not used for much more than showing people how much time and effort you had put into the game. But now, XP can help improve your team and make you more Stubs. In the Collect tab on the Diamond Dynasty home screen, you will see something that says, “XP Reward Path”. This is where you can see what you have earned, and what is upcoming. Basically, you will earn a reward for every 5 levels. Here is what the XP Reward Path tab looks like:

The XP Reward Path in MLB The Show 19 Diamond Dynasty


Now I am going to be telling you all of the things you can earn. For the Bronze levels, I will tell you all of the rewards. Also, the basic thing to know is that every 100 levels, you will be able to choose a 99 overall player.

MLB The Show 19 XP Bronze Rewards

Bronze Level 5: XP Gear Up Choice: Choose 1 Gold Equipment Item

Bronze Level 10: Standard Pack

Bronze Level 15: Choose 3 Silver or Bronze Flashback/Legend Players

Bronze Level 20: Choose 1 Gold Flashback/Legend Pitcher

Bronze Level 25: Choose 1 Gold Live Series Player

Bronze Level 30: 2,500 Stubs

Bronze Level 35: Choose 1 Gold Flashback/Legend Position Player

Bronze Level 40: Audio Unlockables

Bronze Level 45: Choose 1 Gold Equipment Item

Bronze Level 50: Choose 1 of 30 Diamond Flashback/Legend Players

Bronze Level 55: 1 Standard Pack

Bronze Level 60: Choose 1 Gold Flashback/Legend Pitcher

Bronze Level 65: 5,000 Stubs

Bronze Level 70: Choose 3 Flashback/Legend Players (Same as Level 15)

Bronze Level 75: Choose 1 High Diamond Flashback/Legend Player (All players are 93+ Overall)

Bronze Level 80: Choose 1 Gold Live Series Player

Bronze Level 85: 5,000 Stubs

Bronze Level 90: Choose 1 Gold Flashback/ Legend Pitcher

Bronze Level 95: Choose 1 Gold Equipment Item

Silver Level 1: Choose 1 Max Overall Legend Player (Choices are Brooks Robinson, Frank Thomas, Joe Morgan, Tony Gwynn, and Duke Snider.)

Those are all the rewards you can earn for the Bronze levels, and you can still earn tons of Diamond Flashbacks and Maxed Cards after that. That is why XP is so important in this years game. Also, remember you get a 99 overall every 100 levels.

Thank you for reading this post about MLB The Show 19 XP. If you enjoyed, stay tuned for more posts about the game. Also, I would like to remind you that you can read all my MLB The Show 19 posts here. If you are still playing MLB The Show 18, my posts about that game can be found here.

MLB The Show 19 Collections: Introduction

MLB The Show 19 Collections

Welcome back to another post. Today we are going to be talking about Collections in MLB The Show 19 Diamond Dynasty. Collections are sets you can do to earn rewards such as Stubs, XP, and cards. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here.

Last year, a lot of the ways to earn cards required you to trade items in and remove them from your inventory. But this year, the game is more focused on collecting cards to earn rewards.

MLB The Show 19 Collections Types

Currently, there are 7 different types of MLB The Show 19 Collections. I will be individually posting about all of these, but for now, let’s just go over the generals of what each Collection contains. Starter Collections are sets to complete at the start of the game to earn packs. Live Series is where you collect the card for every current player in the MLB. Featured Programs are sets that will help you complete programs when you finish the set. I will be getting more in-depth as to how programs have changed this year also. Then there are Legends and Flashbacks, where you collect cards that are a flashback type like Rookie, Breakout, and Veteran. Stadiums are very straightforward, you can collect all of the Classic, MLB, and Minor League stadiums.

Unlockables and Equipment are where you collect all of the bats, gloves, cleats, and animations, sounds, and rituals in the game. And finally, Created Player also goes along with programs, as you are collecting players for program stars.

This was just a quick overview of what programs are, but I will start with the Starter Collections and move in order going through what each of the collections exactly requires. Thanks for reading this and if this was helpful and you enjoyed, make sure to look out for more MLB The Show 19 Collections content here. Finally, if you want to catch up on my MLB The Show posts from last year’s version of this game, you can find those posts here.

My Dream Gaming Setup

gaming setup

Welcome back to another post, today I am going to be telling you guys what my dream gaming setup would look like. If you guys want me to make a series about cool electronic things I would use if I could, make sure to comment on what you would like to see below. You can like my facebook page here and follow my Twitter here. Please sign up for my newsletter on the sidebar to the right. Thanks!

Monitors

I would have a 3 monitor setup, with one monitor for my PS4, one for a gaming PC, and one for running: Open Broadcaster Software if I streamed, Twitter, my website, etc. I would have the 2 monitors on the sides of the main one for my console and gaming PC. And then I would have a bigger monitor in the middle for my streaming dashboard. This would ensure my gaming setup allowed me to play and stream easily.

I would have 2 of the same monitors for my games, the ASUS FreeSync monitor. I would get the 27-inch monitor with 144hz. This would be so I would get a bigger screen and higher refresh rate to ensure the best experience. You can see it here

My main monitor would be a Sceptre 32 inch curved screen LED-lit monitor. You can see it here. I like having a big screen to look at as I stated above, and with a curved monitor, I would just have a unique looking setup.

Chair

One of the most important things for gamers is to make sure they are comfortable when they are putting hours into a game each day. That’s why I would choose a GTRACING chair. These chairs are very comfy, and allow you to lean back. I would get the blue model. You can view it here.

Keyboard

When you are gaming, there is a lot of clicking noises and it can be continuous in games where you need to make quick decisions. This could annoy other people or even yourself. That’s why I have chosen a silent keyboard that I would use. This is a Corsair K55 keyboard, and it is RGB. You can see it here.

Mousepad

When gaming, you need to be able to make precise movements with your mouse, but you also need to be able to make quick and sharp moves. That’s why I chose a big pad so that I would never have to worry about running out of space when gaming. The VicTsing Extended Mouse Pad is 31.5 by 15.75 inches, and it has other great things like water resistance and it is very durable. You can see it here.

Mouse

If you want to be top level when you are gaming, you need a mouse that can be accurate and react instantly to what you do in your gaming setup. The Logitech Pro Wireless mouse is used by pro players in all of esports. It features 6 programmable buttons,  a 16k hero sensor which is the most accurate, 1 MS lightspeed, and weighing only 80 grams, making it ultra lightweight. This mouse has everything necessary for people who want to take their game experience to the next level. You can view it here.

This wraps up my post on my dream gaming setup. Comment down below what you would want in your setup. I will read them and probably respond with my thoughts! I mentioned wanting a monitor to view my stream on, so I might make another post with the gear I would want for streaming.

Thank you for reading this post and make sure to come back to the site soon for more or look around some of the other posts.

History of the Tigers: 1971-1980

Detroit Tigers history

Welcome back to another post, today is another installment in the History of the Tiger series, where we look back on the Detroit Tigers history. This post will be focused on the years 1971-1980. To stay updated on future posts, make sure to like my facebook page here and follow my Twitter here. You can join my Discord here. And you can view the rest of the posts for this series here. Thanks!

1971-1973: New Managers and Winning Success

In 1971, the Tigers finished second in the three-year-old Eastern Division. They hired new manager Billy Martin, and finished  20 games over .500 but still 10 games back of first place. Norm Cash hit .283 with 32 homers and 91 RBI, while Mickey Lolich won 25 games and had a 2.92 ERA but did not win the Cy Young.

The next year, the Tigers won the Eastern Division but lost 3 games to 2 in a best of 5 AL Championship Series against the Oakland A’s. Al Kaline hit 10 homers and drove in 32 runs with a .313 average, and Mickey Lolich finished with a 22-14 record and a 2.50 ERA.

In 1973, the Tigers went 85-77, but they fired Billy Martin as manager on August 30 and Joe Schultz became their manager. Willie Horton hit .316 with 17 homers and 53 RBI, and Joe Coleman went 23-15 with a 3.53 ERA.

1974-1977: Losing Seasons Every Year

After the 1973 season, the Tigers hired Ralph Houk as their new manager. He didn’t seem to have much success, because the Tigers finished last in the AL East, 19 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. Bill Freehan hit .297 with 18 home runs and 60 RBI. John Hiller led the pitching staff with 17-14 record and 2.64 ERA. October 2nd, 1974 was the last game that Al Kaline played. He finished his career with 3007 hits and 399 home runs.

In 1975, the Tigers kept Ralph Houk as their manager, and then had their 5th worst season in team history, with a record of 57-102. They finished 37.5 games back of first place in the AL East. Willie Horton led the team in hitting with a .275 average, 25 home runs, and 92 RBI. Mickey Lolichw as the Tigers best pitcher with a 12-18 record and 3.78 ERA.

The Tigers once again had Ralph Houk as their manager for the 1976 season, and the Tigers definitely improved, as they had a 74-87 record. Rusty Staub led the team in hitting with a .299 average, 15 home runs, and 96 RBI, while Mark Fydrich was the Tigers best pitcher with a 19-9 record and 2.34 ERA.

In 1977, the Tigers were 74-88, which was pretty much the same as the 1976 season. Rusty Staub once again led the team in hitting with a .278 average, 22 home runs, and 101 RBI. And Dave Rozema led the pitching staff with a 15-7 record and 3.09 ERA.

1978-1980 Finally Winning and Sparky Arrives

In 1978, the Tigers finally had a winning record, finishing 86-76. But they still finished 5th in the AL East because the Yankees, Brewers, Red Sox, and Orioles all won 90 games. Rusty Staub was once again their best hitter with .273 average, 24 home runs, and 121 RBI. And Jack Billingham led the pitching with a 15-8 record and 3.88 ERA.

In 1979, Les Moss became the manager of the Tigers and started 27-26. He was not fired for being a bad manager, but because manager Sparky Anderson became available, and the Tigers wanted to hire him. Dick Tracewski managed 4 games until Anderson’s arrival. The Tigers ended up finishing the season 85-76. Steve Kemp was their top hitter with a .318 average, 26 homers, and 105 RBI, while Jack Morris led the pitching with a 17-7 record and 3.28 ERA.

In the final season of this post, the Tigers finished 84-78, and 4th in the AL East. Steve Kemp led the team in hitting with a .293 average, 21 home runs, and 101 RBI, while Aurelio Lopez led the pitching with a 13-6 record and 3.77 ERA.

I hope you enjoyed this post in the History of the Tigers series and I look forward to making the last couple of posts in this series soon!

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Season 5

Welcome back to another post. Today we are going to be talking about the Fortnite Week 5 challenges in Fortnite Battle Royale. There are 3 challenges for the 3 pass and 4 challenges for the Battle Pass. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here and like my facebook page here. You can join my Discord here.

Here is a picture of all of this week’s challenges:

Fortnite Week 5 challenges
Fortnite Week 5 Challenges

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Free Challenges

Search 7 Chests in Junk Junction: I would suggest that you wait to do this challenge until a little bit later in the week because usually, Junk is not crowded so if you wait until next weeks challenges come out, you will be able to get 7 chests in Junk a lot easier.

Use 3 Rift Portals: This challenge, I would suggest going to Paradise Palms to do because that is where lots of Rifts spawn, you can even skydive into one before even dropping down at the start of the game!

Eliminate 3 Opponents in 1 Game:   For this challenge, I would choose the place you feel most comfortable dropping that usually has a couple of people that go there. Then, just try and get kills early in the game before anyone else is looted up.

Fortnite Week 5 Challenges: Battle Pass Challenges

Deal 300 Damage to Opponents with Clingers, Stink Bombs, or Grenades: For this challenge, just carry one of these explosive items with you all the time, and if you see people healing in the open or in bases, just throw all of your explosives and you should be able to do plenty of damage.

Hit 5 Golf Balls from Tee to Green: All 9 golf holes are in Lazy Links. If you go into a 50v50 game and your team has a lot of fo people that go to Lazy, you should be able to do this challenge. Just make sure you go to different holes for each one and that you have to golf ball toy in your main locker items before you go into the game.

Follow the Treasure Map Found in Snobby Shores: This challenge is pretty easy all you have to do is land on top of a certain house in Haunted Hills. This is what the house looks like:

Fortnite Week 5 challengesOnce you land on top of the house, there will be a little star and if you search it, you will complete the challenge.

Eliminate 3 Opponents in Shifty Shafts: If you want to drop into Shifty right from the start, it will be very chaotic but you might be able to pick up a couple of kills. You can also land somewhere close and then go into Shifty and try to find people a little bit later in the game. The choice is up to you.

I hope you enjoyed this guide for this week’s challenges and stay tuned for more posts about Fortnite.

 

 

Fortnite Battle Royale Landing Spots Part 1: Some of the Original Spots

Fortnite Battle Royale Landing Spots

Welcome back to another post, today we are starting a new series about all of the Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots. For the first few posts in this series, there will be a theme to the spots in the post. Today’s theme is some of the original spots that were on the first map. The spots that were once on the map but were taken out of the game will not be in this series, but there may be a separate post with all of the removed locations. To stay updated on future posts, follow my Twitter here, like my Facebook page here, and join my Discord here.

 

Fortnite Battle Royale Landing Spots
Fortnite Landing Spots

Fatal Fields

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Fatal Fields

Fatal Fields is located in the southern part of the Fortnite map. It is a farm with barns, a house, silos, and stables, Fatal is a medium sized location with a good amount of chest spawns and floor loot. The loot is spread out so you can have a bit of time to find some weapons before you have to start fighting people. There is a forest on the edge of Fatal and also a spot to farm brick. In my opinion, Fatal is a very good place to land because you can get good loot, lots of mats, and there aren’t a ton of people that you have to fight.

Flush Factory

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Flush Factory

Flush Factory is in the south part of the Fortnite map. This landing spot has warehouses that make toilets. Flush isn’t great for farming materials because you don’t get a lot of metal from hitting walls. But there is a decent amount of loot. The two main issues with Flush are that it is kind of hard to loot and you almost never will get the circle, so you have to loot pretty efficiently.

If you want to go to a spot with little action where you will not have to worry about fighting and just loot up and get ready for endgame, Flush is a good spot for you. Also, heading northeast out of Flush will take you towards the unnamed factory. If you are ready to start fighting, people usually land here, and if they don’t you can get more loot. Also, there are lots of wood stacks in the unnamed factory, which is the best thing to farm. If you don’t have to run too far to the circle, I would suggest this route.

Greasy Grove

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Greasy Grove

Greasy Grove is located in the southwest part of the map. It is a neighboorhood with a restaurant, store, and gas station. It has a lot of loot and the amount of action varies based on the bus’s path, but it usually will give you some action. Landing at a house with no one else at it will help you greatly because you will be able to loot your entire building. Then, I would suggest looking out at the streets for a little bit to scout out where the other enemies are. But don’t wait too long because you could miss out on getting more loot. If you are confident in your fighting ability but don’t want too much action, Greasy is a good spot for you.

Pleasant Park

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Pleasant Park

Pleasant Park is located towards the northwest corner of the map. It used to be one of the most visited places before some of the other huge places were added. It still has some people every game, but it is nowhere as busy as it used to be. Pleasant is a neighboorhood with houses and also a soccer field, gazebo, gas station, and a vending machine spawn. Pleasant is another place that will have good loot. It can be really good if you are confident to push people but don’t want a place that is too chaotic.

Wailing Woods

Fortnite Battle Royale landing spots
Greasy Grove

Wailing Woods is located in the northeast side of the map. It is a forest with lots of trees and bushes. It definitely doesn’t have great loot.  But it is easy to get to max wood here if building is the most crucial part of your game. There are also mushrooms to give you shield, and there are always enough to get you full shield. A good route to take out of here would be to go to the boxes/shipment containers area. Then continue through the mini forest to Retail Row.

I hope you enjoyed this first post in the series talking about different locations in Fortnite Battle Royale. If you did please share this post! Also, look forward to more posts in this series coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

How Much XP do You Need to Unlock Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok Skins?

Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok skins

This post explains how to unlock the Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok skins, and the levels that unlock certain skins.  In Fortnite Battle Royale, if you have bought the season 5 battle pass, you get the Drift skin immediately and the Ragnorok skin once you get to tier 100. Both the Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok skins have different stages that you can unlock by earning XP. Today we are going to be digging into just how much XP will be needed for each stage. To stay updated on future posts, you can follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here. You can join my discord here.

Drift

The Drift skin is the skin you unlock as soon as you buy the Battle Pass. There are 5 stages that you can unlock for the Drift.  Here is what they look like.

Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok
Drift Skins

The first one will be unlocked once you earn 10k XP. You should be around level 13 or 14 when you have this amount of experience.

The next stage will be unlocked at 25k XP. You will be around a level 20-21.

The next stage of the  Drift will be unlocked at 50k XP or level 29-30.

The second to last stage will be unlocked at 100k XP or around levels 40-41.

Finally, the last stage of the Drift will be unlocked at 200k XP or levels 55-56. .

Personally, when I saw the Drift for the first time, I wasn’t a fan of it because it looks very generic from the beginning to the second stage. But once you see what it can become when maxed out, I thought that it was amazing because how colorful it gets and how there is something flowing around you.

Tips to Obtain XP in Fortnite

Before we get into the Ragnarok skin, I want to give you some tips on how to get XP in Fortnite. The first thing to do is just do your daily and weekly challenges because they give lots of XP. If you do 4 out of 7 of the challenges every week, you unlock the XP. From all 10 weeks of challenges, this XP will be 65k XP.

Also, the Birthday challenges run until August 8th, and playing just 14 matches will get you 5k XP.

Finally, playing with friends who also have the Battle Pass is good because you will give each other a friend XP boost, which means playing together you are automatically earning more XP than playing solo.

Ragnarok

Fortnite Drift and Ragarok skins
Ragnarok Skins

Now its time to look at the Ragnarok skin. You will have to get to tier 100 to unlock this skin, but the good news is because you will already be a high level when you get to tier 100, you will already have unlocked some of the stages for it.

Here is what all the different Ragnarok skin stages look like

Now, to unlock the different stages of the Ragnarok, you will need to get this much XP:

First unlock, 35k XP or levels 24-25. You will most likely have this much XP by the time you unlock the skin itself.

For the next stage, 75k XP, or level 35-36.

Third unlock, 125k XP, or level 44-45.

For the second to last stage, 250k XP, or level 60-61.

And for the final stage, 500k XP or level 78-79.

I like the Ragnarok skin a lot also but it is definitely going to be a grind to get it maxed out, but in the end, I think it will be worth it.

I hope you enjoyed this post about the Fortnite Drift and Ragnarok skins and I will look to make some more posts with more tips for Season 5 and information about new updates in the future.